Tutor in New Testament Studies and Greek

Institution Name: 
Oak Hill College
School Website: 
Start Date: 
Appointment on September 2020

Oak Hill College is a leading Christian theological college in north London, providing UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) accredited training to equip students for ministry in both Anglican and Independent churches as well as other Christian organisations. Oak Hill is an Enhanced Validated Partner of Middlesex University.

The College serves the church of Jesus Christ by preparing men and women for a lifetime of ministry and mission leadership in the UK and around the world. Its students study to degree level and specialise in either pastoral ministry, cross-cultural ministry, or ministry to children and young people. Oak Hill provides full-time and part-time training, in a residential learning and worshipping community with near equal numbers of Anglican and Independent students. The training includes theological study and church placements, with an emphasis on formation for ministry and personal growth in spiritual maturity. The college has approximately 140 students in training at any one time.

The College is looking for someone to help form and equip future Christian church leaders, both onsite and at distance, by teaching New Testament at CertHE, DipHE, BA(Hons) and postgraduate levels. This will include Greek tuition, exegesis and New Testament theology, and possibly biblical theology and hermeneutics modules, as well as supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in New Testament.

Principal Responsibilities:
To undertake general day-to-day duties, including but not limited to:

  • To be responsible for delivering and developing modules in New Testament and Greek, including advanced modules, on the direction of the College Director or the Academic Dean. Modules in other areas may also be prepared and taught where appropriate. This may include contributing to modules which are already taught by other faculty members.
  • To play a full part in the academic administration of the College, attending all committees and board meetings as directed by the College Director or the Academic Dean, and taking on specific roles in that administration from time to time. Other commitments will include the interviewing of new students and participation in recruitment activities.
  • To mark exams and essays and fulfil other assessment requirements as directed by the College Director or the Academic Dean and to be available to help students at an individual level, where required, with their studies.
    To take charge of a Fellowship Group and to accept responsibility for the leadership of that group and the personal nurture and encouragement of the students within it. This necessitates the writing of a report on students at the end of each academic year and requires time to be spent with students dealing with personal, academic and other matters as appropriate.
  • To participate in the life of the College in every way possible, including attendance at chapel, leading services and preaching as invited.
  • To lead a group of students in church-based College Missions, as required by the Principal.
  • To research, write and publish in their field where appropriate.
  • To participate in appropriate professional development activities and to seek, through regular appraisals, to attain the highest possible standards in teaching.
  • Other duties which are broadly consistent with this role.

The person appointed will:
Be committed to the evangelical ethos of Oak Hill as set out in its Trust documents;
Possess, or be in the process of gaining, a doctoral qualification in New Testament Studies and Greek;
Be able to deliver and teach to meet the standards of the college;
Be committed to both the pastoral and academic formation of students;
Demonstrate self-awareness regarding the dynamics of small team working and shared community life, together with an ability to make a positive contribution in both areas.

And ideally will:
Have research experience and a record of publications in the field;
Have an appropriate experience of Christian ministry and pastoral leadership;
Be an ordained Anglican;
Have the ability to teach outside New Testament Studies and Greek.

Occupational Requirement
There is an Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is a Christian. The Equality Act 2010 applies. The post-holder understands, holds to and lives out the theological position, aims and objectives of the college.

Salary Package
£26,700 to £42,000 including accommodation and allowances.
Remuneration and benefits are in line with the Academic Staff Remuneration and Benefits Scale as determined by the Finance Panel of the Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council (‘Lichfield Scale’).

Closing date for applications: 21st of January 2020.

To apply, in the first instance please submit your CV and a covering letter to Veronica Machin, HR & Safeguarding Manager at hr@oakhill.ac.uk.

An Enhanced Adult DBS check and other relevant employment checks will be taken out on post holder.
Oak Hill College reserves the right not to make an appointment to this position.

Teaching Specialties Areas: Religious Studies, Theology, Linguistics
Teaching Level: mixed: undergraduate, graduate, CertHE, DipHE, BA(Hons) and postgraduate levels

Contact Name: 
Veronica Machin
Contact Email Address: 
Contact Phone Number: 
+ 44 (0)20 8449 0467
Address Line 1: 
Oak Hill College, Chase Side, Southgate
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
London, N14 4PS
United Kingdom